Content Tagged with: Astronomy

Astronomers explain origin of elusive ultradiffuse galaxies

UC Riverside astronomer and colleagues use simulations to reveal how the very faint dwarf galaxies are born

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

How a supermassive black hole originates

UC Riverside-led study points to a seed black hole produced by a dark matter halo collapse

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Astronomers offer possible explanation for elusive dark-matter-free galaxies

UC Riverside-led study finds extreme tidal mass loss in dwarf galaxies formed in a simulation

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Graduate student’s BADASS code has astronomical benefits

Open-source code developed at UC Riverside is free, versatile, and easy to use

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Scientists precisely measure total amount of matter in the universe

UC Riverside-led team’s technique relied on determining the mass of galaxy clusters

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Newly discovered planet survived the death of its star

Astronomers report what may be the first example of an intact planet closely orbiting a white dwarf

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Physicists explain mysterious dark matter deficiency in galaxy pair

A new theory about the nature of dark matter helps explain why a pair of galaxies about 65 million light-years from Earth contains very little of the mysterious matter, according to a study led by a physicist at the University of California, Riverside. Dark matter is nonluminous and cannot be...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Newly discovered planet zips around baby star in a week

The discovery gives scientists a front seat to the earliest stages of planet formation

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Carbon monoxide detectors could warn of extraterrestrial life

For some distant worlds, carbon monoxide may actually be compatible with a robust microbial biosphere

By Sarah Simpson | | Science / Technology

The vibrating universe: Making astronomy accessible to the deaf

UC Riverside astronomers develop educational workshop converting astronomical phenomena into vibrations that can be felt rather than heard

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Study provides new insight into why galaxies stop forming stars

A team of UCR-led scientists get best measure yet of why star formation stopped in galaxy clusters in the early universe

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Early opaque universe linked to galaxy scarcity

Team led by UC Riverside astronomer George Becker used the Subaru telescope to make the discovery

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology